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night, putting an end to u.s. combat in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a huge price, saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on iraq. tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama made it clear that the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent mission is the economy and putting americans back to work. >> reporter: his focus now? jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: republicans criticized the president for opposing the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth and nail against the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results. >> we pledge all we can do always to protect and defend the state of israel. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with israeli
the guns that the suspect had have now been told to us to be starter pistols. starter pistols. the kind of pistols people use when they set off a race or a track meet or something like that. the pipe bombs that he had attached to his body, they're said to be lethal. they searched that suspect's house in wheaton. they said they found four more devices which they removed from the house and safely detonated. little by little, we're learning more and more about how this hostage incident played out. this is what the lobby of the discovery building looked like today after that police takedown of a suspect in the hostage situation. it all came down yesterday around lunch time. 1:00 p.m. police descend on the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. an armed man takes three people hostage. chief tom manger said he had a feeling it was not going to end well. >> he had a wide range of emotions. he was up, he was down, he would come down a little sometime. we weren't making progress. >> reporter: the suspect, james jay lee, threatened to kill the hostages, threatened to kill hims
't be swept away by the surf. the mayor spoke to us after one of his daily briefings by the emergency management team. >> the beach is going to be rough. the surf, we are going to see erosion. we are going to keep people out of the surf. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf. we will continue to do it throughout the day and theÑi >> reporter: you are looking live at a kite on the ocean city beach showing the innovation of some of the visitors. if you are given lemons, make lemonade. the mayor says that he believes the storm will be passing by 5:00 tonight. as you can see, the wind and rain returned. we are gettingxd conditions as d as they have been as we are broadcasting to you live on midday news 4 at 11:00. it's the situation here in ocean city. >> looks like a good day for kite flying. i can see a kite flying behind you, chris. >> reporter: they have had a couple out here. you know, we have people enjoying the day, the natural wonder of it all coming out. it's especially good it's not followed by days of cloudiness and rain
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
glad hurricane earl did not do anymore damage, but i could have used a drop of an at my house and we didn't get anything. >> it skirted off to the east, heading right toward nantucket, skirted north carolina. this has been a real close call. doesn't mean everyone's out of the woods. they did get a labor day break from hurricane earl in the northeast. actually it's been downgraded to a tropical storm as it brushed the coast of massachusetts this morning with heavy rain and high winds. >> and lots of sighs of relief up and down the east coast because this could have been a lot worse. but it if you're thinking of testing the waters at the beach, you'll want to watch out for what earl left behind. we'll have a full update. >> half a world away, a big earthquake in new zealand caused widespread damage in their second largest city which is actually locked down today. >> the prime minister said it was a miracle that no one was killed. we will head live to christ church for a look at the damage there in just a few minutes. >> back in this country, coulky horman would have been going back tol
from saying "i do." >> it will always be memorable, that's for sure. it's given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> reporter: lasting memories of each other and their special day, shared with a hurricane. earl wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard, beginning with the north carolina outer banks overnight. the eye of the storm staying far offshore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful waves and rip currents created dangerous conditions at area beaches. >> obviously the surf has come up a lot. there's definitely riptide out there and we're starting to see a lot of beach erosion. >> reporter: and now that earl has arrived in new england, the question, how much damage will he leave behind. michelle franzen, nbc news, chatham, massachusetts. >> for more on earl's impact on the beaches in our area, chuck bell is in the stormcenter with more. hi, chuck. >> hey there, doreen. yes, indeed, it's very good news for people with interests in martha's vineyard, nantucket and cape cod. the storm has now bee
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that votefor the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, i might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion that
holt. the two of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc
. they will meet sometime before november's general elections. >>> a u.s. delegation walked out when iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said many people in the u.s. government were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. earlier, president barack obama urged world leaders to move ahead for the quest in the middle east. >>> we can have an agreement that will have an iependent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> president obama also revealed he plans to visit india and indonesia in november. >>> the most recent tax cuts enacted under president bush were the most sweeping tax cuts in a generation. if the cuts expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and ha
. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. most will be able to rebook or earn credits for future travel. you should check with your specific airline if you have questions. >>> amtrak has canceled all trains between new york and boston. it says there is electrical system damage from a tree faug outside a company property in connecticut. amtrak is also canceling as a precaution for the severe weather expected this evening from hurricane earl. while passenger were who have were on the trains earlier were taken back to their respective stations, right now there are no issues with amtrak trains in washington. >>> and people in new england have been preparing for a rough time with hurricane earl. our live team coverage continues with eric fisher in chatham, massachusetts. hello, eric. >> hello there. good evening. we've seen some changes here over the last couple days. beautiful sunshine. about 24 hours ago. now it is cloudy. the surf starting to build up. this is a little deceiving becau
had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind you would use going camping. the propane tank hz pipe with shotgun shells attached. i had pipe bombs that contained fireworks type explosive. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it -- i'll explode. >> reporter: the stand-off came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, prompting s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical evidence in the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control t
. the weather channel's jim cantore is there for us. jim, good morning. >> lester, good morning. yeah, the national weather service here, the bermuda weather service, says it's called to prepare for a direct hit. the center expected to come within 10 miles of bermud and with 100 mile wide hurcane force winds, a direct hit is unavailable in through here. you can already see the wave action behind me crashing into the rock cliffs throu here. but they're preparing residents. that's the key, to take a major hit. something they haven't seen since fabian here. they're saying we're going to have roof damage, it's going to be widespread. we're going to have tree and power line damage. the royal navy is on standby. the big question is when are they going to b able to get in here? is it going to be monday afternoon? because it looks like conditions are going to be bad for 20, 30, 40 hours where no one will be able to leave their homes and no one will beut on the road. cruise ships plan to park here? no way. they're not even coming in. this certainly looks like it's going to be a very, very bad
that used the word for the ocean roiling. i never heard that term before. but this ocean has been roiling since we got here. >> reporter: and roiling waters and storm predictions were all the governor of north carolina needed to declare a state of emergency. >> people are telling us tonight, based on predictor models, that it's just going to come close to our coast, we've all got to be very sensitive to the fact that in a blink of an eye, it changes. >> reporter: the last big storm to hit north carolina, hurricane isabel in 2003, killed at least 16 and caused $3.4 billion in damage on its path up the eastern u.s. >> between the personnel, the vehicles, and also four warehouses fully stocked with blankets and food and water. the red cross is ready. >> reporter: while earl is stirring up a sense of urgency down below, it's also creating a sense of wonder from above. >> the strength of the storm looks just absolutely amazing. just unbelievable view of the planet. you have to wonder what's going on below those clouds. >> reporter: and, of course, the question is, where is earl going? we've go
trip to the beach. >> they asked us to leave. we're going to have cut our vacation short this year. >> to the north there was one day before fun and sun before earl turns his attention there. >> it may very well affect all of cape cod, and the islands off cape cod, extremely gusty winds, high surf and hurricane conditions expected there. the end of long island will get clipped. it's going to be a close call for much of the east coast. >> a preview unfolding in the outer banks tonight. jay gray, nbc news, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> as they say, they're a very close call. we dodged a bullet. i think most of the holiday weekend is going to be okay. i'll show you what to expect for saturday, sunday and monday as well. >> good news. >> it is. >> thanks, doug. >>> while earl makes its way through the mid-atlantic, the most serious concern is for the northeast, specifically as anoted, massachusetts. dozens of emergency personnel from our area left for the cape tonight to provide support. darcy spencer has that story. >> we're excited, aren't we? >> nice boy. >> reporter: victori
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
any players. >>> also, they heard enough. what caused the u.s. delegation to walk out on a speaker at the united nations. > one more day for all those clinging [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything. ♪ the turnill make you think. ♪ make you re-examine your approach. change your line. innovate. and eate one of the world's fastest-reacting suspensions, reading the road 1,000 times per second. it's the turn that leads you somewhere new. introducing the new 2011 cts-v coupe. from cadillac. the new standard of the world. >>> weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. 5:11 on this friday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. it is mild. it is muggy. temperatures in the 60s, 70s. watch out for the dense fog this morning. highs today, though, after the fog burns off and we get the sun back, into the mid-90s. that will exceed the record. tomorrow, cooler with a northwesbreeze. lots of is sun. increasing clouds sunday. much cooler. highs in thelow to mid-70s. there's a chance of an afternoon light shoer or sprinkle. rain likely first part of next week. ashley, how's the tra
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